A FINE ARGUMENT FOR HUNTING WOLVES INTO EXCTINCTION
There are a lot of games built around the idea of survival in an unhospitable place. Often these also have zombies running around, which never fails to raise the question of why you wouldn’t try to survive anywhere else.
In most of these games, you eventually become something of a god of the wilderness, lugging around a presumably massive backpack full of crafting materials and DIY survival tools. The Long Dark says screw all that and sets out to remind you that you’d be a massive liability in any sort of survival situation.
If you’re tired of Fallout 4 but you don’t want to give up on the post-apocalyptic feel quite yet, Sheltered is probably the game for you. Granted there’s no portable nuclear missile launchers to run around with, but there is a dog you can name Dogmeat. Besides, there’s not a lot of other games that ask “What if the Sims wound up in a post-apocalypse world?”